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Using Taxation to Control Tobacco Consumption in Uganda

This brief explores the trends in tobacco taxation in Uganda and highlights the importance of addressing factors that contribute to affordability when using taxation as a tobacco control tool. Drawn from a recent study by EPRC which simulates the po…

Tobacco Control in Uganda: An Analysis of the Impact of Taxation on Consumption Patterns

This paper’s focus on consumption is driven by the need to monitor, measure and analyse the intensity and distribution trends of tobacco use- considering its health and economic costs. The aim was to generate evidence to inform the design of current…

A Scoping Study of Nigeria’s Tobacco Market and Policy Space

This study examined the market structure and recent developments in the tobacco control policy space in Nigeria. Smoking prevalence is growing in Nigeria and this poses significant health, public finance and productivity risks, requiring adequate po…

Tobacco Taxation in West Africa : Overview Issues and Options for Tobacco Control

The way in which tobacco products are taxed in West African countries is the result of both national and regional legislations. Four important features are highlighted in this review, in the current policies and practices that are not in step with …

The Economics of Tobacco Control in Nigeria: Modelling the Fiscal and Health Effects of a Tobacco Excise Tax Change

This paper examines the potential for changes in the tobacco tax to contribute to raising government revenues, reducing tobacco use, and improving public health in Nigeria. Specifically, it estimates the impact of a change in the excise tax structu…

Niger Profile on Tobacco Taxation: Adopt a more Effective Taxation and better Inform Tobacco Products Prevalence

Smoking is a pandemic that will cause 10 million deaths in 2030 of which 70% in developing countries if nothing is done. To curb this trend, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control was set up in 2005 with a set of monitoring indicators to assess…

Fiscal and Public Health Impact of a Change in Tobacco Excise Taxes in Ghana

Tobacco taxation creates a win-win policy for governments across the world – creating the fiscal space to raise revenue to finance development programmes, and at the same time decreasing tobacco use as a means of improving public health. This study …

Effectiveness of Tobacco Product Taxation Systems in ECOWAS Member Countries: Tax Incidence Approach

Increasing taxes is considered the most effective measure to reduce the consumption of tobacco products. To enable taxation to play this role, ECOWAS adopted a new Directive on the taxation of tobacco products in December 2017. It provides a set of …

Public Finances and Tobacco Taxation with Product Variety: Theory and Application to Senegal and Nigeria

The use of excise taxes – ad valorem and specific – as a means to control cigarettes consumption is a relatively new toolkit in many developing countries. There is a long and documented history throughout the world of governments implementing such t…

More on the Positive Fiscal and Health Effects of Increasing Tobacco Taxes in Nigeria

Nigeria is faced with substantial economic and health burdens caused by tobacco smoking. The economic burden of smoking accounts for approximately 1.3 per cent of Nigeria's GDP. In terms of its health impact, 4.9 per cent of all deaths in 2019 were …

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